NEWS & ANALYSIS

Most Cybercriminals and Victims American

Cybercrime is again on the rise, and the United States boasts both the most cybercriminals and victims, according to a British paper.

Cybercriminals Using SEO Technique to Haul in Big Bucks, Says Report

Cybercriminals have copied the popular techniques of search engine optimization (SEO) to engineer a scheme that can rake in as much as $10,800 a day, according to Finjan's Malicious Code Research Center.

New Online Threat: Recession Malware

Cybercriminals are exploiting the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression to find new ways to steal people's identities, writes Ray Dickenson of E-Commerce Times.

Governments Militarizing Cyberspace, Security Researcher Says

The militarization of cyberspace is fast afoot as states or their proxies begin to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against critics and adversaries, a security researcher said at an IT security trade show in Boston.

Worm Burrows into Social Networking Web Sites

A worm preying on Facebook accounts in December is back with a vengeance, PCWorld.com reports. But this time, it's burrowing into other social networking Web sites, including Myspace, Friendster, LiveJournal and others.

Two-Thirds of Consumers Use Same Two Passwords Around Web

When pitted between convenience or security concerning passwords, most consumers will choose what's easy rather than what's safe, according to a recent survey from Gartner.

Third IT Security Vendor Breached in a Week

Hackers that visit a Romanian Web site, Hackersblog, have claimed the third straight breach of a security vendor's Web site using SQL injection in a week.

Cybercriminals Merging Physical and Virtual Worlds in Fake Parking Ticket Attack

A phishing scam involving fake parking tickets and a fake Web site uncovered in Grand Forks, North Dakota, could be the future of malicious activity on the Internet, says an IT security specialist.

Corporations are Biggest IT Security Threat to Customers, IBM Says

Corporations are unwittingly becoming the biggest IT security threat to their customers, according to IBM's X-Force Threat Analysis Service.

Hackers Compromise 4.5 Million Monster Accounts in U.K.

The immensely popular job search Web site, Monster.co.uk, has revealed that hackers may have compromised as many as 4.5 million accounts stored on its site in the United Kingdom.
 




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